This is what the Bama Pie building looked like when I drove by it on New Year's Day of this year.Longtime Friends of Unfair Park probably don't need a recap concerning the tragicomic goings-on at the former Bama Pie Co. building across the street from Fair Park. This blog is littered with stories ... More >>
It may be a few weeks before we know for sure, but after years of wondering what to do about the Bama Pie mess, the city's inching closer to filing a lawsuit over the empty building in South Dallas. Oh, right -- what Bama Pie building? Longtime Friends of Unfair Park know the whole sordid story. ... More >>
View Larger MapWhen I was talking to First Assistant City Manager Ryan Evans yesterday about the city's decision to deny parking-citation scofflaws their vehicle registration, I also asked him about the old Bama Pie building across from Fair Park. No real reason why, except that three looong years a ... More >>
View Larger MapBeen a loooong time since we've written about Derrick Mitchem and his proposed Motorsports Museum across from Fair Park, in the old Bama Pie building. Been no reason to: Last I looked, oh, three weeks ago, the place looked just as it has for years and as you see above -- more or less ... More >>
The reason the Bama Pie isn't a museum yet? Red tape. That's what Dallas' Only Daily says. OK. Cool. I hoped--no, prayed--our August 2 posting on the Bama Pie building would be our last; we've spilled a lot of virtual ink on the $364,000 project that's got zero to show for itself at this late date, ... More >>
This is the Motorsports Museum as Derrick Mitchem envisions it on his bare-bones Web site. By now, perhaps, you know the name Derrick Mitchem, the man behind the long-scheduled Motorsports Museum that's supposed to open in the old Bama Pie Co. building on Pennsylvania Avenue and Fourth Avenue across ... More >>
So, I see how this works. First we write about the money pit known as the Bama Pie Co. building in November of last year. Then we do it again in March. Then we do it again last week, after local blogtivist Michael Davis posted something on his site about the posts on our site, which appeared on othe ... More >>
This is the Bama Pie Co. building. Doesn't look like a museum. Money pit's more like it. At the risk of falling into the echo chamber, let me bring up, one more time, the case of the Bama Pie Co. building on Pennsylvania Avenue across the street from Fair Park. I bring it up because Friend of Unfair ... More >>
I am starting to feel awfully bad for Leo Barron Hicks, the administrator of the embattled South Dallas/Fair Park Trust Fund. In November, the Observer ran a cover story about the fund's history of making lousy loans to business owners who wind up making busy work for folks in the City Attorney's Of ... More >>
A fund aimed at boosting South Dallas is hammered by deadbeat borrowers and city hall neglect.
Quick--someone take a pulse. The Dallas City Council hasn't peeped in months. And John Ware and Ron Kirk are looking awfully well-fed.